WMEP 2014 Winter-Spring: Wound Management Education Program

February 5, 2014 to April 17, 2014

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Course Description

This comprehensive, intensive program addresses a broad range of wounds (venous, arterial, neuropathic and pressure ulcers), healing problems (wound infection, failure to heal), and components of specialized nursing practice (role development, collaboration, research utilization, providing in-service education). Central concepts guiding the content and practicum experiences are prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the healing process. Exposure to and experience with therapies such as topical treatments, ABI and compression therapy and debridement are included. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the registered nurse will be able to:

  1. Relate impairments in wound healing to normal physiologic response to tissue injury.
  2. Apply assessment techniques to wounds in different stages of healing.
  3. Assess systemic factors (nutrition, perfusion, pathology) that influence healing outcomes.
  4. Select therapeutic options that correct systemic alteration and support healing using an evidence based approach.
  5. Select appropriate topical therapies based on research findings and evaluation of the patient.
  6. Implement appropriate therapeutic strategies for complex wound healing problems.
  7. Demonstrate specific competencies in delivering wound care, including debridement, cultures, ABI measurement, compression wrapping, and documentation.
  8. Individualize education for patients, family members, and health care providers about prevention and treatment of wounds using adult learning principles.
  9. Explore opportunities for role development, collaborative practice, and professional leadership in wound care.
  10. Discuss legal, ethical, and cultural implications related to expanded practice in wound care.

Additional Information

Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 132.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
02/05/2014 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Online/Shoreline Conference Center and Co-Sponsor Sites
Seattle, WA
United States

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
Certified Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse; Co‐Director, Wound Management Education Program, UW School of Nursing , Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems UW School of Nursing; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA
Program Director, Island Hospital, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Anacortes; Co‐Director, Wound Management Education Program, UW School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
Shane Hayes, C.Ped, BOCPD, COF
Board Certified Pedorthist, Orthotist, Shane’s Foot Comfort Center, Shoreline, WA
James R. Holm, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Debra R. Metter, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Surgery and Critical Care CNS, Clinical Education, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Megan Nordlund, MS, RD
Dietitian, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA
Executive Director and Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Wound Care and High‐Risk Foot Specialist, Rainier Medical Education Programs, Bellevue, WA
Molly Price, MN, ARNP, CWOCN
Certified Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Price Medical Inc., Bellevue, WA
Douglas Ross, RN, BSN, ACHRN
Clinical Coordinator, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Donna Rydberg, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Northwest WOC Consultants Inc., Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP
Information Management Librarian, UW Health Sciences Library and Information Center, Seattle, WA
Watson Smith, BA, RDMS‐RVT
Diagnostic Sonographer, Vascular Diagnostic Service, UW Medical Center, Seattle
Nancy Unger, MN, MPH, APN‐BC, RN‐BC, CWON
Wound Ostomy ARNP, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Certified Wound Care Nurse; Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System, UW School of Nursing; Research Scientist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

UW=University of Washington, Seattle


Available Credit

  • 132.00 Contact hours
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